At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the individual eventing. The award was given to the rider who impressed the most on the International stage in 2013, and the decision was unanimously agreed up on by the jury! At the CCI4* Badminton Horse Trials, Svennerstål with his horse Alexander IV, made a super performance around the cross country, but due to an injury the combination had to withdraw before the Show Jumping phase. At the European Championships in Malmö, Sweden, Svennerstål saddled up last year´s Olympic ride Shamwari 4, and the combination had their hands on an individual medal, but after two poles came flying down during the final phase of show jumping they had to "settle" for a team silver for Sweden.
At the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, King Bob, made an over all super performance which led to a final ninth placing.